The question of what the church looks like in the twenty-first century perplexes many people, including us.
We believe that God has been at work in his church unravelling our past understandings of church and inviting us to imagine what church could be in the twenty-first century for a new generation of people.
We know that we are not in a time of temporary exile from our previous experiences of church, we are in a new era, which we embrace with hope.
We are on a shared journey to discern what the Spirit is up to ahead of us and to join God in those places.
With trust in God and deep humility, we venture into the unknown.
Spiritual Growth covers key elements of the life of the Christian Church, including discipleship, bible studies, developing spiritual leaders and identifying people who have a calling on their lives for future ministry and mission engagement. As One Congregation in Four Locations, Southside seeks to build our unified identity through our spiritual commitment, by developing ourselves to discipleship we can find out more about our identity in Christ and as members of this unique community in the life of our church.
Bible study and small groups
To find out more about Spiritual Growth in Southside Uniting Church or to express your interest in joining a Small Group or Bible Study Group, please email firstname.lastname@example.org or via our [enquiries](http://ssuc.org.au/enquiries)page.
Southside Uniting Church is committed to moving into God’s missional future. As part of this we will try new approaches to our worship, witness and service. A missional church for the 21st century will respect the tradition of the church whilst it seeks to engage a new generation in with the transforming message of Jesus Christ. For a trial period of three months we are going to experiment with different times and styles of worship.
Our underpinning values for worship
· Christ centred
· Inclusive of all people, including ethnicities and ages
· Community building
At Southside we have two styles of worship:
Our blended services will have a structured style of worship, including a range of music from ages past to more something more contemporary. Our desire is to engage all worshippers with the life transforming message of Jesus Christ. There will be no separate children’s program. Worship will encompass people of all ages.
Our contemporary service will have a greater degree of energy, flow and fluidity. Music will be led by a range of instruments and will feature songs from the recent past. Our desire is to engage all worshippers with the life transforming message of Jesus Christ. There will be no separate children’s program. Worship will encompass people of all ages.
You are invited to attend any service, at any of our centres. [Prior to attending, you must obtain a free ticket by clicking here.](https://southsideuc.ucareapp.com/portal/events)Tickets become available nine days before each service.
Please see the attached schedule of worship services.
Jesus tells us that the church "is the light of the world" (Matthew 5:14).
Southside Uniting Church takes seriously this charge to be active in sharing Christ's love locally, nationally and internationally.
In our Mission and Outreach Podcast, Esteban Lievano, Jock Dunbar and their occasional guests reflect on the nature of outreach in the twenty-first century. [You can watch past episodes here](https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCqSTqaDKa_fUlkjWacjrmlw/featured?disable_polymer=1).